Posts Tagged ‘Payroll Support Program’

3.10.21 – Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan Aviation Jobs Protected Through September 30th, 2021 Today, working people across the country can celebrate – relief is on the way. The American Rescue Plan passed in the House of Representative and goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Included…

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3.08.21 – Update on the American Rescue Plan/ Payroll Support Program

Monday, March 8, 2021 Update on the American Rescue Plan / Payroll Support Program The Senate worked into the weekend to pass the $1.9T COVID-19 relief package known as the American Rescue Plan. The bill includes language to continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through September 30th, 2021. Aviation workers across the country will be…

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3.02.21 – Update on the Continuation of the Payroll Support Program

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Update on the Continuation of the Payroll Support Program Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9T stimulus package which included a six-month continuation of the Payroll Support Program (PSP). Flight Attendants, aviation employees, and our families who have been devastated by the pandemic have depended on Congress to…

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2.02.21 – Tell Congress to Continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Save Our Jobs Tell Congress to Continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP) In December, Congress passed an emergency relief package that restored 7,985 Flight Attendant jobs at American Airlines. We are thankful that this legislation provided immediate and much-need relief, but we knew that we would likely have to refocus our…

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12.28.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law

Monday, December 28, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law Yesterday, the Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation was signed into law. This was a Union-led effort, and this would not have happened without your calls, emails, and tweets. This legislation includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which: recalls and restores seniority of 7,985 American Airlines Flight Attendants guarantees wages…

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12.21.20 – Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended

Monday, December 21, 2020 Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended in Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation Secures Aviation Jobs Moments ago, Congress passed an emergency relief package that will return the jobs of tens of thousands of furloughed aviation workers and provide much-needed relief to Americans across the country. The bill includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which: recalls and restores seniority…

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12.20.20 – ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation

Sunday, December 20, 2020 ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation Congress will soon vote on a bipartisan, bicameral emergency pandemic relief package. Because of your tireless efforts, an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is included in the proposed legislation. We are optimistic, but our activism cannot stop here. NOW is when we…

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12.17.20 – Keep Up the Calls This Week!

Thursday, December 17, 2020 We Are Close – But We Are Not Finished Keep Up The Calls This Week! Congress continues to negotiate an emergency relief package, but an agreement has not yet been finalized. Americans need immediate relief, and Congress is also up against a government funding deadline. We need action NOW. Get on the phone lines…

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12.07.20 – Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push!

Monday, December 7, 2020 Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push! We are expecting an eventful two weeks in Washington as we approach the end of the year, in part because a government funding bill must be passed by Friday, December 11th, to avert a government shutdown. It is possible, and perhaps likely, Congress…

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11.30.20 – #ExtendPSP Update

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Monday, November 30, 2020 Hello Everyone, On October 1st of this year, 7,985 American Airlines Flight Attendants, 19,000 total American Airlines employees, and thousands more workers across the industry lost their jobs and healthcare amid a worldwide pandemic. In July, it became evident that travel demand was not going to return as quickly as planned,…

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11.27.20 – Extend PSP Action Week Starts Monday

Friday, November 27, 2020 Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy! Next week will mark two months since American Airlines furloughed 7,985 APFA members. In addition, thousands of US aviation workers were also temporarily laid off due to the ongoing pandemic severely affecting the airline industry. With the US Presidential election behind us, we must demand that our…

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10.20.20 – Progress in Negotiations – We Need Relief Now

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Progress in Negotiations – We Need Relief Now Negotiations between Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin on coronavirus relief have been back and forth the past two days. Reportedly, they are “in range” of resolving differences on this overall relief package, which means that we are in range of saving thousands of aviation…

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10.12.20 – We Cannot – We Will Not – Give Up

Monday, October 12, 2020 We Cannot—We Will Not—Give Up It is unbelievable—and unacceptable—that aviation workers are still furloughed and still fighting for an extension of the Payroll Support Program. The past few months have been an emotional roller coaster that has caused unnecessary stress and hardship in our lives. But the only way for us…

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10.06.20 – President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package Today, out of nowhere, President Trump announced he would discontinue talks on a coronavirus relief package until after the November election. Just last month, the President had committed support for the aviation industry. Just this weekend, in reference to a stimulus bill, he tweeted to…

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10.04.20 – Payroll Support Extension Update – October 4, 2020

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 Update – Payroll Support Program Hello Everyone, First, I want to acknowledge the emotional toll this process is having on our most junior Flight Attendants. Our potentially furloughed members need to make difficult decisions- decisions on moving, beginning new career opportunities, and planning finances and healthcare for themselves and their families.…

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10.02.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Act

Friday, October 2, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Act Today, Chairman Peter DeFazio and Chairman Rick Larsen attempted to pass H.R. 8504 (Payroll Support Program Extension Act) by unanimous consent to extend the Payroll Support Program. It was blocked and the House adjourned until October 6th. Chairman DeFazio gave a heated statement on the floor…

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10.01.20 – A Call to Action

Thursday, October 1, 2020 A CALL TO ACTION Urge Your Representatives to Co-Sponsor H.R.8345 and S.4634 Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW! Today, 8,000 APFA members and thousands of other aviation workers woke up without a job and through no fault of our own. These past few months we have mobilized like we have never seen before.…

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9.30.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Update

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Update Hello Everyone, It is truly unbelievable that I am writing this tonight. The stress that the lack of a Payroll Support Program extension has placed on the lives of our most junior Flight Attendants is unnecessary and inexcusable. The Payroll Support Program will not be extended…

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9.03.20 – #ReliefNow Events in Dallas and Philadelphia

Thursday, September 3, 2020 #ReliefNow Events in Dallas and Philadelphia Yesterday, APFA Flight Attendants, AFA-CWA Flight Attendants, and members of the TWU, IAM, and Tarrant County Central Labor Council held three successful rallies at key Senate offices in Dallas and Philadelphia. The rallies were in support of a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program…

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